Barry Antill, of the City of Lismore RSL sub-branch, selling poppies at the Goonellabah Shopping Centre for Remembrance Day tom
Barry Antill, of the City of Lismore RSL sub-branch, selling poppies at the Goonellabah Shopping Centre for Remembrance Day tom

Pause tomorrow to honour Diggers

By Kimberley Smith news@northernstar.com.au

AT 11am tomorrow we pause to remember the sacrifice of the men and women who served our country in wars and conflicts during the past 100 years.

In the lead-up to November 11 every year, local RSL sub-branches sell red poppies, pens and badges to help the organisations which undertake welfare work.

NSW State President of the Returned Services League Don Rowe said the RSL had worked hard for the welfare of the veteran community and every dollar raised by poppy sales would go to that cause.

"I urge all Australians to wear a poppy with pride and respect for those who answered the call of their country," he said.

Mr Rowe said the death of the first Australian in combat in Afghanistan last month was a special reason to pause on Sunday.

Today and tomorrow, volunteers will be at shopping centres and businesses in the hope of selling $2 poppies to Australians who would like to make a small, yet significant, contribution.

The Far North Coast Legacy Club makes its contribution by supporting widows and dependants of deceased ex-servicemen who live on the Far North Coast, helping them with health and welfare issues.

Tomorrow ceremonies will be held in most towns on the Northern Rivers for communities to come together and remember.



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